Joey Ryan is a lightning rod for controversy in the wrestling community due to his antics often not being viewed as “realistic” for pro wrestling.
He once again took to Twitter to defend his gimmick. Ryan claims that since everyone knows what a real fight looks like due to MMA’s popularity, rather than try to present his act to be a real fight when fans blatantly know it isn’t, he’d prefer to go so much further in the other direction. Here’s what he had to say:
More people know what a real fight looks like now because of the MMA boom and it’s nothing like traditional pro wrestling. I’d rather go the opposite way and give fans something MMA can’t and go waaay over the top. It’s not for everyone but it works for me. https://t.co/L51LkwJg5d
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) March 23, 2019